Sunday, 23 October 2016

Blue Mountain Quilters' Guild Quilt Show.

Saturday morning I drove into Coquitlam to view the Blue Mountain Quilters' Show.  Here is a selection of some of the quilts that caught my attention.  This first on is by Lyn Longair who used to host a retreat I went to for a few years in Sorrento B.C.  She along with her mom and others would book a choice of two retreats back to back.  The drive up is about four hours depending on road conditions.  One Spring I encountered some snow along the Coquihalla which was a surprise but not unexpected for mountain driving in April in B.C,

 Lyn as you will see below took a machine quilting class and decided to experiment on this piece she called Blue.  Maple leaf motif.
 Hills and valleys
 Grass in the wind.
 Wind with a bit of pebbles.
 Leaf motif.

 This lovely piece was done by my friend Mary Shore, a combination of machine quilting and some Sashiko inspired accent stitching.
 Loved this whimsical piece.
 Squares and Yo-Yo's in the centre.
 Houses, trees and flowers along the sides.
 Crazy for Yo-Yo's by Joyce Perks.
 Whimsical Garden, sorry I didn't photograph the maker.
 She did some lovely stitchery and bead embellishments to the blocks.
 Janet Archibald was the featured quilter and they had a wall of some of her mini quilts as you entered the display.  I follow Janet on her What Next Janet instagram account.
 She does some absolutely lovely work.
 Such diversity in her pieces.
 Loved this simple floral still life.  The work on the vase is exquisite.
 This is one of my favourite pieces I've seen of hers on instagram.  A mix of contemporary and folk art.  Her machine quilting is lovely.
 One of her larger pieces.
 Another mix of folk art with contemporary influences.
 Is not the the positive negative of these two pieces not stunning.
 A very modern rainbow effect.
 Black white and red.
 I went for a bit of a walk afterwards to enjoy the respite from the rain and enjoy some of our west coast colours.
 I love how the evergreen trees set of the colours of the leaves.
 Maple leaves do come in other colours than red or green.
 Back lit by the sun.
 Moss growing on the tree trunks.
 Getting a bit crispy despite the rains we've recently had.
 Love the veins on this maple leaf.
 Gorgeous colour of yellow and brown.
 A bit of sun catching these ones.
 Catching the raindrop before it falls of the point of the leaf.
 Heart shapes in unexpected places.
 New life along side of some older bits of lichen.
 Seems so soft and green for the Autumn.
 Blue skies with some clouds creeping in.
 I could not resist this beautiful stack of yarn dyed woven cottons.
 A different mix of black and whites and creams.
 Finding good oranges can be a challenge and this plaid spoke to me along with the black and pink stripe.
 I needed some yellow thread and some 28 weight quilting thread on the orange spools.  Love Aurifil threads.
 My black and white and cream fabrics.
The show is still on today it is at a school in Coquitlam at 3700 Hastings if you can get there before four today.


WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilts and love the special quilting.
I love walking this time of year, the colors are so warm and the sun is just right with the cooler air.
Can't wait to see what you make with your goodies, great choices.


The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely quilt show. The autumn is one of my favourite seasons. Great pictures. Regards, Nessie

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing such an eclectic collection of quilts, and providing close-ups! It was great to see the beauty of your fall, too. I didn't see a think you bought that I wouldn't like to own, so I can't say you didn't do a great job shopping, too!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great show of quilts. It's so interesting to see lots of work by the one quilter. Beautiful autumn leaves. It's such a lovely time of year.